An accident is always a bad experience but an accident overseas can be so much harder to deal with, especially if there are serious injuries. The vast majority of people who are involved will naturally focus on the injured person or persons, overseeing their care and organising their journey home. The question of evidence gathering with a view to a compensation claim is simply not at the first priority.
It can be extremely difficult to navigate the language barrier, cultural differences and a totally different legal system in the immediate aftermath of an accident when the question of obtaining compensation is finally considered. The prospect of having to take legal action in a foreign jurisdiction can seem particularly daunting. An accident abroad is like no other experience and lack of knowledge and failing to understand the procedures in a foreign country, such as time limits to file a claim for compensation, could result in lost opportunities, which could make it far more difficult to obtain recompense due from the organisation or individual who caused the accident. Early involvement of a personal injury lawyer will ensure that you will not miss the opportunity for a claim.
Giambrone's personal injury team have wide-ranging experience with all aspects of a claim for compensation, crucially including a track record of successfully negotiating with insurers. Our lawyers are based in several countries in Europe as well as in the UK and they are all multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional. When Brexit finally comes to pass it will no longer be possible to litigate with regard to personal injury matters in the courts of England and Wales through the Recast Regulation; therefore there will be two choices, either travel back to the country where the accident took place and instruct a law firm or instruct a law firm in the UK with cross-border expertise. Giambrone specialises in cross-border work and has an excellent reputation for successfully negotiating compensation for our clients who have suffered injuries due to an accident. Our lawyers also have experience dealing with fatal incidents and accidents abroad which require a different approach, often requiring expert witness evidence. Do not lose the chance to claim compensation for your accident.
A key factor of any claim for compensation following an accident abroad is to ensure that all the facts relating to the accident, including the prognosis with regard to the injuries and the potential impact on the injured person's ability to return to a full working life. A thorough analysis of the likelihood of any further impediments arising at a later date when the injured party is older which would significantly impede the life of the victim must be available. Once the claim has settled at an under-value there are few opportunities to remedy the situation, which is why it is imperative to have sound legal advice as well as sound medical advice. All these factors should form part of the basis of the compensation a court will award you in recompense for the accident that was no fault of your own.
Financial compensation for an injury caused by a third party is intended to put you back in the position you were in before the accident occurred, as far as it is possible to do so with money. The Giambrone personal injury team will give you the best possible chance of success.
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